Nick Kyrgios in doubt for Citi Open with another hip injury

by: Matt Cronin | July 28, 2018

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Nick Kyrgios is scheduled for events in Washington, Toronto, Cincinnati and the U.S. Open. (Getty Images)

Nick Kyrgios is in doubt for Washington, having injured his hip again in the quarterfinals of Atlanta.

The Australian told  the press that he began experiencing problems at 3-3 in the first set. Kyrgios double- faulted to drop the set against Cameron Norrie and then retired down 0-3 in the second, getting booed by the crowd.

The No. 18 now plans to go to Washington and get the injury assessed before deciding whether to play next week's event, he was quoted as saying by the Atlanta Journal Constitution. 

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Just before the tournament, Kyrgios had talked about being fit again following an elbow injury which kept him sidelined during the clay-court season. He played three grass-court events, falling to Kei Nishikori in the third round of Wimbledon, and then trained at his base in the Bahamas.

“I am in a better shape than I was four months ago, that's for sure. I've been doing a lot of work in the gym and it's been a lot of fun,” Kyrgios told TennisTV.  “I’ve stayed injury-free for [a] couple of months, which is a good thing for the elbow and just staying on top of all that. I had some time in the Bahamas to regroup, I feel confident. Now it's a very serious time of the year.”

Kyrgios is scheduled for events in Washington, Toronto, Cincinnati and the U.S. Open.


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